Some folks love kittens, some love dogs; either way most of us have a weakness for some type of animal in our lives. With today's fast paced way of living some times we don't have the time or energy by the end of the day to really connect with friends or even family.

Some of us however are less capable than others in caring for ourselves, much less another living creature.

That's why I think this new trend that is happening in China right now might be a good one for United States to embrace. The trend is called cabbage companions, teens "adopt" a head of cabbage and presto instant pet with no long term obligation.

So, when you get tired of dragging your cabbage around on its leash you can always chop it up and make a nice soup with it.